The Amazing Honeybee: Pollination & Beyond
Wednesday October 9, 2013 6-8 PM
Did you know that it takes about 556 honeybees, visiting two million flowers, to make one pound of honey? Or that they communicate with a dance, using the angle of the sun as a reference? Learn more amazing facts like these in this fascinating introductory session about honeybees. We’ll take an in-depth look at the honeybee and explore its staggering impact on American and worldwide agriculture. Taught by Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet, this course will also uncover the basics of pollination and plant biology, including an overview of other common pollinators and their connection to native and non-native Colorado plants. The role of the honeybee as the world’s most important pollinator will be emphasized. Experience level: Beginner.
Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.
Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.